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 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 1, 2021

County board OKs Germania Hill land purchase

HURLEY — They may never need it, but Iron County will be able to build a new route to its communication tower on Germania Hill in Hurley after the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted 13-2 to approve a land purchase Tuesday. Supervisors Larry...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 31, 2021

Agreement reached in former fire chief's case

HURLEY — It appears the criminal case against a former chief of the Hurley Volunteer Fire Department is nearing a conclusion after a deferred prosecution agreement was accepted in the case Monday. Darrell J. Petrusha, 56, was charged with one...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 4, 2021

State gives COVID survival grants to Gogebic, Ontonagon businesses

Businesses in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties have received more than $175,000 in grant money through the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program, the state recently announced. Twenty-five businesses in Gogebic County received a total of...


Montreal council seeks grant surveys

MONTREAL, Wis. — With $1 million in grant funding on the line, the Montreal City Council decided Tuesday to make a final effort to collect the remaining income surveys needed to qualify for Community Development Block Grant funding. “Right now,...


MSP distributes donations to local pantries

WAKEFIELD - Several local food pantries got an early Christmas gift Tuesday as the Michigan State Police's Wakefield Post distributed the goods collected during the post's annual Harvest Gathering... Full story


County board opts against Zoom, will record meetings

HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors and its various committees will continue to meet in person, while giving individuals an opportunity to attend remotely, after a motion to switch entirely to Zoom meetings failed to get enough support fo...


Gogebic County tops 20 COVID deaths

HANCOCK — More than 20 people in Gogebic County have died related to the coronavirus pandemic, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department reported Monday, as local health officials continue to work to limit the spread of the virus. There have... Full story


Iron County giving tree trimmed to help collect Christmas donations

HURLEY - Several local groups are partnering together to help provide Christmas gifts for those young people in Iron County in need. Northern Iron County Engaged Residents - along with the city of... Full story


Fatal accident temporarily closes US 51

HURLEY — A fatal car accident temporarily closed a section of U.S. 51 in northern Iron County Thursday evening. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the three-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 near Spruce Road just south of Hurley at app... Full story


White Pine man pleads to federal drug charge

GRAND RAPIDS — A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a White Pine man facing federal drug charges. Jesse James Monville, 46, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in federal court in...


Iron County board passes anti-hate statement

HURLEY — For much of their tenure, the teen members of the Iron County Youth Leadership Council who sit on the Iron County Board of Supervisors have taken a smaller role in meetings — listening to discussions and voting at the appropriate times.... Full story


Local groups plan virtual races across region

IRONWOOD - With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic preventing large in-person gatherings, two Gogebic Range organizations are hosting virtual versions of their annual races. Both the organizers of the...


Saxon Harbor campground opening announced

SAXON, Wis. - For the first time since the former location was flooded in the July 2016 storm, people will be able to camp at Saxon Harbor's campground today. Although the campground is only...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 21, 2020

COVID case numbers grow

HURLEY — As the number of local COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the Iron County Health Department announced it is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to increase the availability of COVID-19 testing in Iron County later this week. There...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 18, 2020

Ironwood Township limits cash payments as COVID-19 precaution

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees moved to restrict cash payments at the township hall Monday as part of the township’s ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Along with closing the office to walk-in...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 17, 2020

Ironwood district looks to establish foundation, plan meeting for July 30

IRONWOOD — The leaders of the Ironwood Area Schools are looking for members of the community interested in joining a foundation being created later this summer that will be affiliated with the district, with an informational meeting about the...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 11, 2020

Montreal looks to fill 2 council seats

MONTREAL, Wis. — There will be some new faces on the Montreal council after two of its members resigned recently. Montreal Mayor Erik Guenard said at Tuesday’s council meeting that the city received letters of resignation from Rick Swartz and...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 4, 2020

Potential cuts threaten future of education

IRONWOOD — Local education officials warn that the Western Upper Peninsula could face disastrous consequences if nothing is done to prevent the state from slashing the amount districts receive in per-pupil funding. Officials told the Daily Globe...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2020

Forestry Committee approves Schomberg paving improvements

HURLEY — The Iron County Forestry and Parks Committee decided improvements to Schomberg Park were the best way to honor the memory of Thomas E. Popko, voting Monday to send a bid to pave the park’s gravel areas to the full county board. A former... Full story

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2020

Missing child found near McDonald Dam

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — A child who had been reported missing from a campsite near McDonald Dam Tuesday was located later that same day. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a missing 4-year-old at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday,...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 8, 2020

Ironwood offers families chance to get items still at LLW

IRONWOOD — With the in-person school year ending abruptly in March due to the corornavirus pandemic, many Ironwood students were unable to clean out their lockers or say goodbye to teachers. The district is planning a series of collection events...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 18, 2020

Local schools work on graduation plans

With the remainder of the school year now canceled in both Michigan and Wisconsin due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, area seniors and their families await information on what the new plan for their graduation ceremonies will be. Although many...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 17, 2020

Iron County declares a state of emergency

HURLEY — Following the declaration of a state of emergency, the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution regarding COVID-19, or the coronavirus pandemic, Monday. After Iron County Board Chairman Joe Pinardi declared a state of emergen...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 2, 2020

Community comes out to Hygge Hike

MONTREAL, Wis. - The difference in weather from last year's event was reflected in the turnout, as almost 60 people came out to the second annual Hygge Hike at the Montreal Ski Trails Saturday. "Last...

 By Richard Jenkins    News    March 2, 2020

Turkey dinner raises funds for Kimball VFD

KIMBALL, Wis. - The line stretched out the door and into the parking lot of the Kimball Community Center at one point, as residents came out to support the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department's annual...


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